Bihor Couture’s Story

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Something good to share!  Beau Monde, a fashion magazine is partnering with a small town in the Beius Country of Romania to keep their craft alive by creating the brand Bihor Couture.

Fashion designers find their inspiration by traveling around the world and immersing themselves into different cultures and traditions to draw inspiration for their next line.  Unfortunately they don’t always give those communities credit.  But through the awareness and support of Beau Monde the story is changing.  The local creators of Bihor can now sell their 100% authentic Romania design pieces online.  Their handcrafted pieces are bold, bright, unique, and steep in tradition.  The Beius Authentic Jacket is artwork, the scarf is fantastic, and the blouse is simply perfect.  Pieces are for pre-order only due to the length of time that goes into each handcrafted and hand embroidered piece.  Quality takes time.  There is no mass manufacturing here in Bihor.

The video is eye-opening, beautiful, inspiring, and true!  I want to visit these ladies.  I want to befriend them.  They are talented and don’t hold back any punches!  I want to learn their craft.  This story makes my heart sing and it deepens my love for authentic fashion.  Connecting faces to stories is how messages can be conveyed.  Thank you to my dear friend, solid liquids who shared this story with me. Keep them coming my way!  I have been meaning to share this story and no better time than now. Discover Bihor Couture for yourselves and share this story.

video @ Bihore Couture and images @ Branding News

Back To The 90’s

Bucket hats are back.  I’m not sure if isostilo can pull this off but certainly many fashionistas are rocking them at the moment.  If I were to pick one then these are my players for you and me.  Since it is raining today the green hunter Acne would be most appreciated.

From the top:  Street Worth with Gucci, Classic Black Prada, Check Me with Classic Burberry, BY WALID’s Slopping Brim, Carhartt Camo, Hunter Green with Acne, or Ganni’s Leopard

Eye on WANDLER

 

All eyes when something hails from Amsterdam and made in Italy.  Hello WANDLER!  For the past year or so isostilo has been following and admiring the cool as hell handbags you are delivering.  So refreshing to see a new spin on classic shapes and styles.  Most of all COLOR!  Hallelujah for the risk takers that crave a bit of something different and unique.  Luxury, chic, and a bit outside the box.  You are rocking my world.  Never too early to start a Christmas wish list!  All pics from WANDLER . BTW four times a year a collection is released so you are bound to fall in love with one of WANDLER’s gems.

underbares

underbares

Delicate, soft, comfortable, no rubbing, no hooks, no fuss, no itchy material, and sexy!  You just might not take it off.  A new bra is on the market and is making a fashionable entrance into women’s lingerie drawers.  At the moment, it only comes in black and white (perfect) but nude is on the way.  Vogue has tagged this with “This Might Be The Most Comfortable Bra You Will Ever Wear!”  I am listening and I am ordering.  Did I also mention these lovely bras are $44.00?!  They are designed in DC and made in the USA.

 

image from underbares

Summer Feet With Soludos

Be it poolside, beach strolls, or city walks, you can find your summer stride with Soludos.  Loving their refreshing spin on the classic espadrille.  Summer footwear that you can slide into and wear with anything.  Making it effortless as you walk out the door.  Soludos is based in Soho, New York with travel as their inspiration to creating shoes and accessories for your everyday life adventures.  They are thoughtfully designed with comfort, price, quality, and personality.  Soludos have taken something basic and raised their game with a playful twist.  I have the black slides and love them.  They are just easy and neutral.

images from Soludos

Color Blocking Totes

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Make room for another tote bag!  The Aiko Tote is a beautifully crafted bag made from German merino wool felt.  The Aiko Tote comes in four stunning color blocks that will compliment all personal styles.  A bag that is up for any adventure or errand.  The Aiko sets itself apart with its soft vegetable dyed leather trim and handle, an interior zip pocket, as well as an open interior pocket.  So need to worry where you will stash your keys, loose credit cards, and other essentials.  It is all in the details!  Just take a look at their attention to the interior label.  This Los Angeles based company is led by Holger Graf and Daniel Lantz.  They have combined their Japanese and German influences with a Southern Cali lifestyle to create distinct pieces driven by high quality materials.  All pieces are designed, produced, and shipped from their home base of Los Angeles.

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The beauty of using German merino wool felt: biodegradable, water-resistant, renewable, and sustainable

pics from graf lantz

Art or Object or Both With Cult Gaia

isostilo is hunting and sharing!  Los Angeles based company, Cult Gaia will have you swooning for one of their timeless handbags.  The Ark is their iconic statement piece that is taking social media by storm.  A semi circular bamboo bag that can take you from day to evening with just your essentials.  The Ark is offered in multiple sizes and colors.  It’s versatile enough to swing beyond your warm destination holidays.  Cult Gaia is taking handbags in a refreshing new direction.  This bag is both object and art!

Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia

Finding classic pieces that become forever pieces for your wardrobe should make you look twice.  Simplicity doesn’t mean boring.  You want pieces that fold effortlessly into your lifestyle but reflect your personal style.  Less is more with the Ark (that also goes for what you choose to carry inside this beauty).  Check out more styles from Cult Gaia.